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  • Running First Meetings with Prospective Agency Partners

    The CMS Myth
    James Gardner
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Part 3 of a 10 part series (The right digital agency partner can make or break your organization’s online success. And yet, unless you’re extremely lucky, your partner will only be as good as the process by which you find and select them. In this 10-part series, we’ll share what we’ve learned from our clients about agency selection processes that lead to successful, enduring relationships.) Ready for your agency selection process to get fun? In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the importance of getting early internal alignment and curating a tight list of qualified…
  • How Network Security Can Benefit a Small Business

    CMS Report
    Rick Delgado
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    In a world where security threats seem to rise up every day, protecting vital business data is more important than ever before. Stories of large corporations suffering from security breaches seem to be a common sight in the headlines now. It’s something every company wishes to avoid, but finding ways to fight present and future attackers has proven challenging to say the least. For any business just starting out, in addition to providing quality products and excellent service, establishing effective network security is a must. Without it, the chances of losing customer data increases…
  • CEO Out at Adaptive Planning / Adaptive Insights

    Kellblog
    Dave Kellogg
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    [See bottom for update / new information as well as disclaimer] Although I don’t know the circumstances of the seemingly sudden CEO change at Adaptive Insights (formerly known as Adaptive Planning) I can share what appears to be known at this point along with a few observations. Adaptive Insights CEO John Herr, appointed on 10/31/2011, is no longer listed on the management section of the company’s web page or listed a member of the company’s board of directors, and is instead listed as a company advisor.  In his biography as advisor, he is explicitly referred…
  • Internet Explorer, you did it again

    Content Here
    Seth Gottlieb
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I learned something new about IE9 today. Apparently, when visiting a site in the same domain as the computer, IE9 defaults to compatibility (quirks) mode. I am guessing that this is Microsoft trying to accommodate crappy intranet sites (cough cough SHAREPOINT cough cough). So, if your site depends on standards mode, you might find that it looks fine in the real world but not in the office. I work remotely and this has burned me twice. Both times my launch celebration was cut short by complaints from colleagues in the office who saw broken pages. Now I know…. And you do too. Hat tip to…
  • Alkacon OpenCms Partner Program Launched

    OpenCms News
    Alkacon Software GmbH
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Alkacon has launched a new OpenCms Partner Program. This program is open for IT solution providers, consultant companies, web agencies and all other companies offering professional OpenCms services. Alkacon partners have a proven record of successful OpenCms projects and adhere OpenCms implementation best practices. The new partner program provides customers a choice of quality OpenCms service providers that are backed up by Alkacon. Benefits of the Alkacon OpenCms Partner program include: Direct contact person at Alkacon Get inside information about the next OpenCms version List your…
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  • Internet Explorer, you did it again

    Seth Gottlieb
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I learned something new about IE9 today. Apparently, when visiting a site in the same domain as the computer, IE9 defaults to compatibility (quirks) mode. I am guessing that this is Microsoft trying to accommodate crappy intranet sites (cough cough SHAREPOINT cough cough). So, if your site depends on standards mode, you might find that it looks fine in the real world but not in the office. I work remotely and this has burned me twice. Both times my launch celebration was cut short by complaints from colleagues in the office who saw broken pages. Now I know…. And you do too. Hat tip to…
  • Evolutionary Software Development: A Model for Maintaining Web Sites and Applications

    Seth Gottlieb
    17 Dec 2013 | 9:50 am
    Since I got into software development back in 1995, I have been exposed to many different software development methodologies. I started out with a highly structured waterfall model (which is hard to avoid with fixed bid projects). Whenever possible, I have advocated agile approaches and I have been on teams that have practiced agile methods like Scrum with varying degrees of fidelity. Overall, I love the values of agile but the agile methodologies that I know of don’t quite feel right for the kind of work I do now. These days my job focuses on managing several different web sites and…
  • Chaining DNS Entries

    Seth Gottlieb
    25 Nov 2013 | 6:00 am
    Warning: geeky network admin post I see a clear trend of marketing groups taking over full responsibility for their organization’s digital presence. This includes maintaining various publishing systems such as the web content management system and running the website hosting infrastructure. Once you go down this path, you need to get with IT and start dividing up ownership of the different systems. Some of these decisions are easier than others. But the hardest one is often the DNS — which maps domains and subdomains to actual servers. Both groups have a legitimate claim over the…
  • CMS Adoption. Think Vertical, Not Horizontal.

    Seth Gottlieb
    15 Oct 2013 | 6:38 am
    “Adoption.” For years that word has been on the top of the list of critical success criteria for any web content management initiative. “This project will fail if we don’t achieve sufficient adoption.” The goal of adoption instigated the CMS industry’s usability crusade that brought us improvements like better rich text editors and in-context editing. Still, as I have written in “The Myth of the Occasional CMS User” (and Jeff Cram took one step further with “Step letting people use your CMS“), people don’t clamor to use a CMS…
  • There is no partial credit in digital marketing

    Seth Gottlieb
    3 Sep 2013 | 7:52 am
    You sweated over SEO but forgot to set your robots.txt to allow. Fail. Your content is brilliant but you can’t drive traffic to it. Fail. You bought all the right keywords but your content stinks. Fail. You have the content that a visitor wants but you show him something else. Fail. You target the right content to a visitor but the display gets in the way of his enjoyment of it. Fail. Your content goes viral but your site crashes. Fail. Your visitors are devouring your content but you wouldn’t know because your analytics isn’t tracking properly. Fail. Your visitors are ready…
 
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    Kellblog

  • CEO Out at Adaptive Planning / Adaptive Insights

    Dave Kellogg
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    [See bottom for update / new information as well as disclaimer] Although I don’t know the circumstances of the seemingly sudden CEO change at Adaptive Insights (formerly known as Adaptive Planning) I can share what appears to be known at this point along with a few observations. Adaptive Insights CEO John Herr, appointed on 10/31/2011, is no longer listed on the management section of the company’s web page or listed a member of the company’s board of directors, and is instead listed as a company advisor.  In his biography as advisor, he is explicitly referred…
  • Why, as CEO, I Love Driver-Based Planning

    Dave Kellogg
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    While driver-based planning is a bit of an old buzzword (the first two Google hits date to 2009 and 2011 respectively), I am nevertheless a huge fan of driver-based planning not because the concept was sexy back in the day, but because it’s incredibly useful.  In this post, I’ll explain why. When I talk to finance people, I tend to see two different definitions of driver-based planning: Heavy in detail, one where you build a pretty complete bottom-up budget for an organization and play around with certain drivers, typically with a strong bias towards what they have…
  • Ten Classic Business Books for Entrepreneurs / Startup Founders

    Dave Kellogg
    15 Jun 2014 | 10:54 am
    I often get asked by technical founders what business / marketing / strategy books they should read.  While there are many excellent relatively new books (e.g., The Lean Startup), the primary purpose of this post is to list a set of classic business books that most (older) business people have read — and that I think every budding entrepreneur should read as part of their basic business education. Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore.  The classic on technology strategy. Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy.  It’s getting a bit dated at this point, but still well worth the…
  • Product is Not a Four-Letter Word

    Dave Kellogg
    7 Jun 2014 | 3:38 pm
    “Customers buy 1/4″ holes, not 1/4″ bits.” – Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business School At some point in every marketer’s career they produce a data sheet that looks like this: Our product uses state-of-the-art technology including a MapReduce distributed backend processing engine with predictive analytics including multivariate adaptive regression splines, support vector machine classification, and naive Bayesean machine learning. When the draft review comes back someone invariably says “Yo! We sell solutions to problems here, not products.”…
  • The Box S-1, Delayed IPO, and the Genius of Tien Tzuo

    Dave Kellogg
    15 May 2014 | 1:35 pm
    While I did my own post on the Box S-1, I also noticed that fellow CEO blogger, Tien Tzuo of Zuora, had done a post of his own with the catchy title These Numbers Show That Box CEO Aaron Levie is a Genius.  I saw the post, clipped it to Evernote, and I decided to read it on my next flight. That trip was a few days ago and at 35,000 feet I decided that Tien Tzuo was also a genius.  Not because he did a nice post on Box, but because he is devising an new accounting for SaaS companies which reflects them more accurately than current GAAP, and – rather amazingly– I’m guessing he came…
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    OpenCms News

  • Alkacon OpenCms Partner Program Launched

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Alkacon has launched a new OpenCms Partner Program. This program is open for IT solution providers, consultant companies, web agencies and all other companies offering professional OpenCms services. Alkacon partners have a proven record of successful OpenCms projects and adhere OpenCms implementation best practices. The new partner program provides customers a choice of quality OpenCms service providers that are backed up by Alkacon. Benefits of the Alkacon OpenCms Partner program include: Direct contact person at Alkacon Get inside information about the next OpenCms version List your…
  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Save the date!

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:52 am
    One highlight of the international user conference and expo will be the release of OpenCms 9.5. OpenCms Days will be the perfect opportunity to exchange experiences around OpenCms with high profile participants and speakers from all over the world. OpenCms Days 2014 will take place  Monday, November 3 to Tuesday, November 4  in Cologne, Germany. Please note this date and do not miss out on a great conference. Further information will follow shortly.  We hope to see you in Cologne in November!
  • Alkacon OCEE 4.0.1 / 3.5.4 released

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    20 Feb 2014 | 4:06 am
    Alkacon OCEE for OpenCms is a commercial extension for OpenCms that offers Support for LDAP, Clustering, Replication and improved performance. Full information about OCEE is available on the Alkacon website. The new OCEE version 4.0.1 is a maintenance release that fixes some issues of earlier OCEE versions. A new version 3.5.4 for OpenCms 8.x is also available.  Please see the OCEE release notes for a full description about the new features and changes in this version. OCEE 4.0.1 is required by the new OpenCms 9.0.1 and backward compatible with all older OpenCms 9 versions. About…
  • OpenCms 9.0.1 ready for download

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    5 Feb 2014 | 12:31 am
    OpenCms 9.0.1 now ready and available for download. OpenCms is one of the most popular Open Source Content Management Solutions. This new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community. OpenCms 9.0.1 is a maintenance update for OpenCms 9 that fixes a number of issues and adds some functional enhancements. Improved in OpenCms 9.0.1 New 'Add resource type' dialog added to the module management. New 'Clone Module' dialog added to the module management. Added option to show expired or unreleased resources…
  • OpenCms 9.0.1 Release Notes

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    5 Feb 2014 | 12:30 am
    February 6, 2014: OpenCms 9.0.1 is a maintenance update for OpenCms 9 that fixes a number of issues and adds some functional enhancements. Improved in OpenCms 9.0.1 New 'Add resource type' dialog added to the module management.* New 'Clone Module' dialog added to the module management.* Added option to show expired or unreleased resources in content collector lists in the offline project. The 'Source search' administration tool has been greatly enhanced. Demo template updated to Bootstrap 3.1.0. The Bootstrap / JQuery resources from the demo template have been…
 
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    CMS Rockstar

  • Swing set or tree house?

    Rock Star
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    When Marcus told me that he was looking to buy a new house in Virginia Beach for his growing family, one of the biggest concerns for him was a good, fenced in yard for the kids and dogs. He was hoping to be able to find a house with a great swing set or tree-house ...>>Read more
  • Home Security Systems

    Rock Star
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    I live in an area where there are frequent home break-ins. Largely because the homes are left vacant for so long, as many of them are vacation homes and are only occupied over the weekend or a few weeks during the summer. Home Security system sales are on the rise because of that situation. My ...>>Read more
  • Buying microphones

    Rock Star
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Jason was telling me that he has started to look around for which microphones his band should get when they start to play gigs this fall. His friend Kitt suggested the Electro-voice brand, but his friend Shane suggested the Audio-Technica brand. He’s been able to find good prices online while shopping around for both of ...>>Read more
  • Taking care of loved ones

    Rock Star
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Apparently Don didn’t have any kind of mortgage protection or mortgage life insurance. If he did have that kind of insurance then their house would be paid off, but he didn’t have it so now his widow is going to be hard pressed to make the payments. She has been a stay home wife all of their married life, and ...>>Read more
  • Fireworks and picnic

    Rock Star
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I don’t usually go anywhere for Independence Day celebrations. I don’t enjoy being in crowds – I am always suspicious that someone is going to try to steal my purse, or that I will run into someone who is “off their rocker” and will make for an unpleasant scene. But today my friends Todd and ...>>Read more
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • Here's Who Made Gartner's MQ for Business Analytics Services

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    The development of decision making and management capabilities across the enterprise has become critically important, largely because enterprises are transforming from process driven to information driven. However, there are so many different business analytics offerings that it is getting close to impossible for enterprises to pick a product that will cover all of their bases.Enter the business analytics services providers. Even here, there are over a hundred such providers according to Gartner. To help enterprises decide on what business analytics (BA) service providers might work for them,…
  • It's Not Just the Money, Honey: HP and Hortonworks' $50M Marriage

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Hortonworks announced yesterday that it has won a $50 million investment from HP. But it wasn’t billed that way by either company. Instead the press release read “HP and Hortonworks Deepen Relationship focused on Enterprise Hadoop.” The reason it was framed that way is pretty simple: HP needs a powerful data engine for HAVEn, its “open” big data architecture that incorporates Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica, Enterprise security and a number of apps that can be built on the platform. As part of the relationship, Vertica will soon be certified by Hortonworks as…
  • 3 Things You Probably Forgot in Your Mobile Strategy

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Mobile has moved beyond a “channel” and become a behavior. A verb. A necessity. It’s safe to say that if you haven’t moved to mobile in some form — advertising, app, responsive name, you name it — you’ve fallen way behind. So I’m going to assume we’re all on the same page and have at least dipped our toe in the mobile waters. Mobile is now the dominant channel in online advertising. And while many companies at least have a mobile site, most are missing that clear strategy for mobile customer acquisition. Read full story... Follow us on…
  • SAP Jam's Approach to Social: It's All in the Work Patterns

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    The social adoption and ROI discussions are getting louder as more and more enterprises implement social collaboration solutions and struggle to find success. Adoption and ROI are difficult areas to define, measure and implement. The Altimeter Group released a report on The Evolution of Social Business detailing how organizations that have implemented social have created technology silos and lack clear focus or strategy in how it should be deployed across the enterprise. As social has become mainstream over the past few years, we have seen major software vendors across vertical markets and…
  • Dealing with the Reality and Myths of Omnichannel

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    If you sell stuff in your and your partners’ stores and via e-commerce, you have probably heard today’s buzzword — “omnichannel” — meaning that your customers should be able to use any part of your commerce chain as if it were a single entity: find and buy anywhere, pick up anywhere, return anywhere, all of this working seamlessly for the customer and integrated so that transactions anywhere are recorded and available everywhere.You’re being told that your customers want and will soon demand this kind of transparency, and that if you aren’t…
 
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    CMS Report

  • European ISV Convention 2015 announced by IT Europa

    RealWire
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    London, 25 July 2014 - IT Europa announced today that it will be staging the eighth…
  • How Cloud Computing Has Driven the Growth of Corporate Performance Management Software

    Jeff Nevil
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    There was a time when the complex needs of a global multinational would be assessed and analyst through incredibly powerful but demanding bespoke software that would cost a small fortune to run. Teams of on site developers would be forever working on these intricate and resource hungry corporate performance management (CPM) systems to get everything working as it should whilst senior management kept on ploughing the budget into its upkeep. Why were they doing this? Because a properly implemented CPM software solution can be an incredibly powerful tool indeed.
  • How Network Security Can Benefit a Small Business

    Rick Delgado
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    In a world where security threats seem to rise up every day, protecting vital business data is more important than ever before. Stories of large corporations suffering from security breaches seem to be a common sight in the headlines now. It’s something every company wishes to avoid, but finding ways to fight present and future attackers has proven challenging to say the least. For any business just starting out, in addition to providing quality products and excellent service, establishing effective network security is a must. Without it, the chances of losing customer data increases…
  • F4F signs agreement with SAP to deliver real-time supply-chain data to the agricultural sector

    RealWire
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    London, England - July 22, 2014 - F4F Agriculture, a global business dedicated to the…
  • Infographic: DIY with CMS as a Service

    Bryan Ruby
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Over the past few years, we've talked plenty about Weebly, Drupal Gardens, WordPress.com and other hosted content management systems intended to "just work" out of the Cloud. Considering there are 16 million new websites added to the web every month, it's safe to assume that website design is a thriving business. But what about these DIY site builders? Is the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) platform they offer ever a viable replacement for professional expertise? The team at WhoIsHostingThis dives into these questions and more with their latest infograpic: Wicked…
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    CMS Critic

  • Installing Ghost on ServInt

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    If you are like me and running on a VPS solution from ServInt, then you might be interested to know that they offer the perfect environment to install Ghost (the new blogging platform) on. I'm going to walk you through the process quickly and easily with a number of straightforward steps.
  • Website Optimization Platform Ezoic Launches After Year-long Closed Beta

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Ezoic - a fully-automated website optimization and A/B testing platform - has officially launched after a one year closed beta period. The purpose of Ezoic is to help website owners determine the best layout for their content and page elements. Content and website layout has a big impact of user experience, and Ezoic provides the tools required to test different layouts at once, whilst measuring efficiency in terms of visitor experience, ad income, conversions, and so forth. 
  • LightCMS Announces WYSIWYG Editor Enhancements

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    LightCMS has announced a major update to its WYSIWYG editor, due for release on July 29th 2014. This update - labelled as release 2014.8 - is the latest in a flurry of recent LightCMS improvements. Acquired by NetSuite in 2013, the team behind LightCMS have made no less than four major updates so far this year, with these WYSIWYG editor improvements making up the fifth.
  • New Sitefinity Release Brings Improved Productivity & Information Governance

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Telerik have announced a brand new release of Sitefinity, bringing about productivity and information governance enhancements. Sitefinity is a Web Content Management (WCM) platform by Telerik with a 70,000-strong user base. It offers responsive web design, mobile websites and mobile apps - all from one CMS user interface. 
  • Selz Releases New Shopping Cart App

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Selz have released a brand new Shopping Cart App that makes life easier for end users looking to make multiple purchases. Launched in 2013, Selz is a growing online-payment and eCommerce platform. Using Selz, you can set up a free store and begin selling immediately. 
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • Here's Who Made Gartner's MQ for Business Analytics Services

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    The development of decision making and management capabilities across the enterprise has become critically important, largely because enterprises are transforming from process driven to information driven. However, there are so many different business analytics offerings that it is getting close to impossible for enterprises to pick a product that will cover all of their bases.Enter the business analytics services providers. Even here, there are over a hundred such providers according to Gartner. To help enterprises decide on what business analytics (BA) service providers might work for them,…
  • It's Not Just the Money, Honey: HP and Hortonworks' $50M Marriage

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Hortonworks announced yesterday that it has won a $50 million investment from HP. But it wasn’t billed that way by either company. Instead the press release read “HP and Hortonworks Deepen Relationship focused on Enterprise Hadoop.” The reason it was framed that way is pretty simple: HP needs a powerful data engine for HAVEn, its “open” big data architecture that incorporates Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica, Enterprise security and a number of apps that can be built on the platform. As part of the relationship, Vertica will soon be certified by Hortonworks as…
  • 3 Things You Probably Forgot in Your Mobile Strategy

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Mobile has moved beyond a “channel” and become a behavior. A verb. A necessity. It’s safe to say that if you haven’t moved to mobile in some form — advertising, app, responsive name, you name it — you’ve fallen way behind. So I’m going to assume we’re all on the same page and have at least dipped our toe in the mobile waters. Mobile is now the dominant channel in online advertising. And while many companies at least have a mobile site, most are missing that clear strategy for mobile customer acquisition. Read full story... Follow us on…
  • SAP Jam's Approach to Social: It's All in the Work Patterns

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    The social adoption and ROI discussions are getting louder as more and more enterprises implement social collaboration solutions and struggle to find success. Adoption and ROI are difficult areas to define, measure and implement. The Altimeter Group released a report on The Evolution of Social Business detailing how organizations that have implemented social have created technology silos and lack clear focus or strategy in how it should be deployed across the enterprise. As social has become mainstream over the past few years, we have seen major software vendors across vertical markets and…
  • Dealing with the Reality and Myths of Omnichannel

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    If you sell stuff in your and your partners’ stores and via e-commerce, you have probably heard today’s buzzword — “omnichannel” — meaning that your customers should be able to use any part of your commerce chain as if it were a single entity: find and buy anywhere, pick up anywhere, return anywhere, all of this working seamlessly for the customer and integrated so that transactions anywhere are recorded and available everywhere.You’re being told that your customers want and will soon demand this kind of transparency, and that if you aren’t…
 
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    Persuasive Content

  • Workflow – The Unlikely Revolutionary in the Democratization of Content Contribution?

    Ian Truscott
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    When organizations deploy content management systems, one of the business objectives that is often cited for the new system is to broaden the number of content authors. You’ll hear reference to marketers and communicators becoming more autonomous, the removal of IT bottlenecks or reducing the dependency on external agencies – and I refer to this as the democratization of content contribution. Over my 15 year career in web content management, I have heard this at almost every client I visit. The surprising thing is that back at the turn of the millenium you could expect that, the…
  • A Nine Discipline Content Strategy Maturity or Readiness Model

    Ian Truscott
    1 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    When working with our clients in helping to develop content strategies, I am often asked at some point during the initial discovery or assessment phase “how are we doing?”.Human nature dictates that people are naturally curious if their problems or processes are normal – and if not – how far from normal they are. Then once we get to the recommendations stage of an engagement, clients are often wondering what to do first, or where to place their emphasis or investment. In addition, it is obviously good practice to baseline performance at the start of any project and I…
  • The 4 P’s of your Content Marketing Strategy: People, People, People, People

    Ian Truscott
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    I think we can agree that we’ve moved past the notion that organizations need to create content. Mention content marketing to a CMO in an organization large or small and you don’t need to put together a slide deck to make the case for a strategy, they want know how soon we can start. The challenge today is not just about fulfilling the digital consumer’s need for relevant, personalized content, but that the pendulum has swung toward fears of an overdose of content with commentators talking about content shock or that 90% of marketing deliverables are not used by sales So how do we…
  • Hello again to Persuasive Content

    Ian Truscott
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    I’ve decided to resurrect the old URL and Persuasive Content moniker for this blog as I am intending to write more about content again. (As you may have noticed the last few years this URL simply redirected to my personal blog iantruscott.me There is a good reason for that as I move from being marketing practitioner for a technology vendor, to being an advisor and practice lead for a digital agency (Tahzoo) and I will spending more time thinking about content management, strategy and marketing best practices. I started my blog as Persuasive Content back in 2008, back then it was a term that…
  • Care to Be Shared? 6 Questions to Ask Of Your Content

    Ian Truscott
    25 Jan 2014 | 8:10 am
    I recently came across an article on the Business2Community blog that discussed conformity versus creativity in content marketing. It’s worth a read, but buried in the article, I got introduced to  a common sense list of questions that I think content marketers should ask of their content, especially if they hope will be shared. So, I thought I’d share that list here (if only so that I had it to hand!). The list comes from a survey that Facebook asked of it’s users, so clearly these questions are asked from a Facebook users perspective, but as a content creator I think it’s a…
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    The CMS Myth

  • Running First Meetings with Prospective Agency Partners

    James Gardner
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Part 3 of a 10 part series (The right digital agency partner can make or break your organization’s online success. And yet, unless you’re extremely lucky, your partner will only be as good as the process by which you find and select them. In this 10-part series, we’ll share what we’ve learned from our clients about agency selection processes that lead to successful, enduring relationships.) Ready for your agency selection process to get fun? In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the importance of getting early internal alignment and curating a tight list of qualified…
  • What You See Is Scrambled Eggs

    Jeff Cram
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:25 am
    As if this Friday couldn’t get any better, Paul Ford just published a wicked-amusing account of his trials and tribulations wrestling with a WYSIWYG editor — complete with a 484-character headline and some utterly necessary animated GIFs. Don’t even bother reading our longwinded thoughts on why people hate their CMS. Paul captures a day-in-the-life of author experience real-time fiddling with Kinja, Gawker’s own publishing platform built to “break down the walls between readers and writers.” If Paul’s account is any indication, sounds like it…
  • The Inside Scoop on CMS at The New York Times

    Jeff Cram
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    The publishing industry may be rethinking its business model, but this much we know — It’s dead serious about getting CMS right. The New York Times is the latest publisher to lift the veil on its digital publishing operations with a refreshingly open look at the platform it affectionally calls Scoop. The blog post by Luke Vnenchak, director of content management systems at The New York Times, provides juicy details on the current state of the platform as well as the future ambitions of the Gray Lady. These details come on the heels of the much-discussed New York Times…
  • Ditching RFPs and Creating a By-Invitation-Only Shortlist

    James Gardner
    12 Jun 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Part 2 of a 10 part series (The right digital agency partner can make or break your organization’s online success. And yet, unless you’re extremely lucky, your partner will only be as good as the process by which you find and select them. In this 10-part series, we’ll share what we’ve learned from our clients about agency selection processes that lead to successful, enduring relationships.) “Less is more!” minimalist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously proclaimed. While referring to his vision of world-class design, he may as well have been referring to successful…
  • Giddy about Governance at the U.S. Treasury Department

    Jeff Cram
    27 May 2014 | 11:40 pm
    It’s rare to hear organizations talk positively about shared services and governance models, but tuning into a recent episode of Federal News Radio, U.S. Treasury Department Chief Information Officer Robyn East speaks to the significant progress the department has made around enterprise content management specifically. Fierce Content Management also picked up the discussion, in which East says the notion of Enterprise Content Management used to be a real struggle inside the Treasury Department. The interview is full of painful bureaucratic and IT buzz words, but speaks to the…
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    Another DAM blog

  • Digital Asset Management Book Giveaway

    Henrik de Gyor
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    There is a benefit to reading the transcripts found with Another DAM podcast about Digital Asset Management. We are giving away one free copy of Tobias Blanke‘s latest book titled: Digital Asset Ecosystems: Rethinking crowds and clouds To enter this book giveway, email the podcast host with a one paragraph summary on what this book is about (from the podcast transcript) by no later than August 24, 2014. A random drawing of the email submissions after this date will award one lucky winner this book. The book will be shipped directly by the author. You could even ask for the book to…
  • Fifth Anniversary of NYC DAM Meetup

    Henrik de Gyor
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    On July 20, 2009, Chad Beer started the NYC DAM Meetup with Michael Hollitscher. When they started this Digital Asset Management specific meetup, I still remember how exciting the idea of having regular events about DAM was. And still is. We would not have to wait an entire year for the few annual conferences to roll in for a couple days to network with the best in the field. It has become very clear that over the years New York City is the DAM Capital of the world. No other area in the world has more DAM professionals and no other city has more people showing up to  DAM specific events than…
  • 2014 Henry Stewart NY DAM Conference on May 1-2

    Henrik de Gyor
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The largest Digital Asset Management Conference is the Henry Stewart DAM Conference  in New York City. In 2014, this DAM Conference will be held on May 1 and May 2. Your choices of large DAM Conferences are now limited since Createasphere DAM Conferences no longer exist as of December 2013. There are however some vendor specific DAM conferences throughout the year. Henry Stewart DAM NY is still the longest running and largest DAM Conference available in the DAM market today. What is going on at DAM NY 2014? On April 30, there are some pre-event tutorials available including: Fundamentals…
  • Digital Asset Management book by Elizabeth Keathley now available

    Henrik de Gyor
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    There is a new Digital Asset Management book coming out in late March 2014 written by Elizabeth Keathley.  Elizabeth decided to quit her full-time DAM job and commit herself to writing this book. Shortly afterward, I was asked to be the technical reviewer/editor on this book to review each chapter in draft form. Working together remotely, we spent a good few months working on this book. The book titled Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos is now available for sale online. If you are still clinging to the last…
  • DAMglossary.org needs your help

    Henrik de Gyor
    22 Oct 2013 | 3:15 am
    You may have read my call for a DAM Glossary from February 2013. Recently, Ralph Windsor started http://damglossary.org using a previously existing DAM Glossary. This publicly available website has no sponsors, is freely available, is as vendor neutral as we can hope for and allows users to append to this DAM Glossary (after registering). But the DAM Glossary is not yet complete. There are plenty of words, terms and definitions still missing. In order for the DAM community to benefit from this DAM glossary, we need to append these to the DAM Glossary. Append those missing…
 
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    Web Content Management

  • Using Sitecore to Send Android Push Notifications

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Push notifications are a great way to increase engagement with your app and keep users up-to-date on the latest improvements and updates of your app. Today, I’ll show you how to send a push notification with a Sitecore custom button. First, we have to understand how push notifications for Android works, and then create the functionality for Sitecore. Overview The first thing we have to do is to create an account in the Google Developer Console andcreate a new project. Then we will get the Sender ID and the Application ID numbersthat we will use in the Android app and our function to…
  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Your Next CMS

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    At Oshyn, we’ve worked on hundreds of web development projects and have seen enough customers struggling with the wrong CMS to know some best practices for selecting your next CMS. More specifically, we know what not to do. Building off our previous ‘5 Don’ts when selecting a CMS/WCM’, we’ve put together this list of three more mistakes to avoid when you’re selecting your next CMS: 1) Not being honest about your budget. It’s critical to think beyond just license costs and also consider implementation and maintenance costs when putting together your…
  • Answering the impossible: How much time will content migration take?

    10 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Content migration is usually the part of a web development project that is most underestimated.  It's also one that typically causes launch delays.  It is best to try to assess how long your content will take you to migrate earlier in your process and put in place a game plan for how you will do it.  Doing some quick calculations may make you realize you've underestimated the effort it will take and force you to re-evaluate your plan for when you will start it and how you will execute it. First, it’s important to understand why content migration is almost always grossly…
  • 5 Steps for Selecting Your Next CMS

    13 May 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Selecting a new CMS is no easy task, especially if you’ve never been through the process before. Whether you’ve been through the process or not, it’s not something you can decide on a whim and should be taken seriously. How do you start the process of selection?  1. Start with the industry Whether you’re brand new or just need to brush up, the content management industry is constantly changing, from acquisitions to product updates, it’s important to know what’s going on. Real Story Group, Gartner, and Forrester are all excellent resources to use to…
  • Five tips for planning your migration to Sitecore

    27 Feb 2014 | 4:00 am
    Moving to a new content management system (CMS) is a big decision that can come about for various reasons. You often hear “Our site is too old that can´t be seen at mobile devices” or your team is tired of hearing, ¨our CMS doesn´t support that.”  For these reasons and others, many are deciding to upgrade  their website to a more powerful, dynamic CMS like Sitecore. However, before moving to this new platform, I’ve put together this list of five tips for migrating your site to Sitecore: 1.Include content editors in all the demos. Moving from…
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    Digital Asset Management News

  • Time For A Statement Of DAM Core Values?

    Ralph Windsor
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Ian Matzen wrote an article with the title: Statement of Core Values on his Tame Your Assets blog about a month ago, but I have only just got the opportunity to read it properly and write a response.  The post is timely because there are a number of DAM standards initiatives in circulation currently: “The motivation for forming statement of […]Time For A Statement Of DAM Core Values? is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Transforming DAM From A Product To Service-Oriented Delivery Model

    Ralph Windsor
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    David Diamond, author of the DAM Survival Guide and marketing director of Picturepark, has contributed an article for CMSWire: Reinventing Digital Asset Management.  He covers a number of the themes which we have discussed on DAM News for the past few years (and David is gracious enough to give us a brief mention too).  The essence of the […]Transforming DAM From A Product To Service-Oriented Delivery Model is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Adobe Launches Stock Design Marketplace – Further Integration Across The Digital Asset Supply Chain

    Ralph Windsor
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    On Wednesday, Adobe launched the Creative Cloud Market.  In brief, this is a stock media library that allows Creative Cloud users to access pre-built design elements like graphics etc.  The source assets are provided by selected designers from Behance, a stock design market platform Adobe bought up in 2012.  The service is delivered through their Creative Cloud channel […]Adobe Launches Stock Design Marketplace – Further Integration Across The Digital Asset Supply Chain is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Daminion Upgrade To Version 3.3

    Ralph Windsor
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    One of our featured DAM vendors, Daminion have upgraded their desktop app-based workgroup DAM solution of the same name.  Here are some of the key new features: Duplicate assets checking (and search for dupes) Enhancements to the built-in taxonomy Synonyms and tag groups Faster rendering (display) of large images such as TIFFs Automatic asset expiry based […]Daminion Upgrade To Version 3.3 is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Essential DAM Planning For Museums Webinar, 16th July 2014, 10am PT

    Ralph Windsor
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    DAM Guru are hosting a webinar: Essential DAM Planning for Museums on 16th July 2014 at 10am Pacific Time (6pm UK, 7pm mainland Europe).  The session is lead by Susan Barrett, Instructional Designer with Arizona State University: “Join Susan Barrett as she offers attendees a better understanding of the process for planning, selecting or transferring to a […]Essential DAM Planning For Museums Webinar, 16th July 2014, 10am PT is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
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  • Why our customers love OTTC

    Scoop Skupien
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Ask anyone who followed the Grateful Dead on tour, and they’ll tell you the same thing: No matter how many times you saw the band, every performance offered something new. For OnBase customers, the OnBase Training & Technology Conference is like that. Hyland’s annual user conference allows attendees to glean new information, learn about new functionality […]
  • Premium Subscription: Customized training for everyone

    Matt Discenzo
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I had a realization while preparing a training presentation a few weeks ago, and it connects every student I’ve spoken with over the last 20 years in a class or at a conference. It is something that no one is saying about their job: “I don’t have enough to do.” It doesn’t matter if a student’s […]
  • Preparing your organization for ECM in the cloud

    David Jones
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    Cloud-based file shares cannot do Enterprise Content Management (ECM). There, I said it! Dropbox and Skydrive may be registering thousands of users, but in the same way that you can’t do real ECM using just the Windows folder system, you can’t perform true ECM in the cloud using cloud file shares. Understanding this difference is the […]
  • One reason why LeBron is returning to Cleveland: It’s a great community

    Scoop Skupien
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    He made the announcement. LeBron James is returning to Cleveland. No press conference. No party. It’s time to get to work. “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” says James. “I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.” People who work at Hyland know that relationship well. We’ve been in Northeast Ohio […]
  • Maximize your investment in your business processes by attending OTTC

    Scoop Skupien
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Even though I work for a leading software company, I don’t like to invest in technology. For example, the only cell phone I owned for seven years was the one Hyland gave me. When I could no longer access emails, I knew it was time to take action. So I asked my 14-year-old niece if […]
 
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    Coveo Insights Blog

  • Standing Tall as the Most Visionary Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

    Louis Têtu
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    When Gartner released its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search report last week, it was a tremendous moment for us here at Coveo. Take a look below. We are recognized as the most visionary leader in the enterprise search market today. This is incredible recognition for us, as it’s a commendation of the passionate innovation […]
  • I Have Preferences, Therefore I Am: Embracing Knowledge Diversity With an “Intranet of Everywhere”

    Tucker Hall
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    During a webinar last week, we explored how companies have been able to overcome knowledge-access and intranet-adoption challenges by embracing a search-driven “Intranet of Everywhere.” Intranets have seen much evolution in the 20+ years they’ve been around, but one of their core objectives from the start—to connect workers with the knowledge they need, when and […]
  • IDC Report: Unified Search & Text Analytics are Proven Drivers of KM Success

    Tucker Hall
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    In 2001, market intelligence firm IDC issued a landmark study on the impacts of information access in the workplace, commenting that: “Timely access to critical information separates the winners from the losers in today’s information economy. Yet all too often knowledge workers fail in their quest to obtain the information they need. There are many […]
  • Coveo for Sitecore: Turning Your Website into a Competitive Advantage

    Tucker Hall
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    For many organizations, the website is one of the most important channels to reach and captivate customers throughout their buying journey. And because today’s web visitors are increasingly savvy, empowered, and mobile, in order to succeed companies must ensure that each site visitor has a website experience that is not only engaging, but is also […]
  • The Intranet of Everywhere: Rethinking the Conventional Corporate Intranet

    Tucker Hall
    7 May 2014 | 10:00 am
    Through your own professional experiences, you know that just because workers have access to a corporate intranet does not necessarily mean they will use it. On the contrary, knowledge workers often have many of their own ways to organize and store information, as well as connect and collaborate with others: on their computer, in the […]
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    Web Content Management

  • Using Sitecore to Send Android Push Notifications

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Push notifications are a great way to increase engagement with your app and keep users up-to-date on the latest improvements and updates of your app. Today, I’ll show you how to send a push notification with a Sitecore custom button. First, we have to understand how push notifications for Android works, and then create the functionality for Sitecore. Overview The first thing we have to do is to create an account in the Google Developer Console andcreate a new project. Then we will get the Sender ID and the Application ID numbersthat we will use in the Android app and our function to…
  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Your Next CMS

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    At Oshyn, we’ve worked on hundreds of web development projects and have seen enough customers struggling with the wrong CMS to know some best practices for selecting your next CMS. More specifically, we know what not to do. Building off our previous ‘5 Don’ts when selecting a CMS/WCM’, we’ve put together this list of three more mistakes to avoid when you’re selecting your next CMS: 1) Not being honest about your budget. It’s critical to think beyond just license costs and also consider implementation and maintenance costs when putting together your…
  • Answering the impossible: How much time will content migration take?

    10 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Content migration is usually the part of a web development project that is most underestimated.  It's also one that typically causes launch delays.  It is best to try to assess how long your content will take you to migrate earlier in your process and put in place a game plan for how you will do it.  Doing some quick calculations may make you realize you've underestimated the effort it will take and force you to re-evaluate your plan for when you will start it and how you will execute it. First, it’s important to understand why content migration is almost always grossly…
  • 5 Steps for Selecting Your Next CMS

    13 May 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Selecting a new CMS is no easy task, especially if you’ve never been through the process before. Whether you’ve been through the process or not, it’s not something you can decide on a whim and should be taken seriously. How do you start the process of selection?  1. Start with the industry Whether you’re brand new or just need to brush up, the content management industry is constantly changing, from acquisitions to product updates, it’s important to know what’s going on. Real Story Group, Gartner, and Forrester are all excellent resources to use to…
  • Five tips for planning your migration to Sitecore

    27 Feb 2014 | 4:00 am
    Moving to a new content management system (CMS) is a big decision that can come about for various reasons. You often hear “Our site is too old that can´t be seen at mobile devices” or your team is tired of hearing, ¨our CMS doesn´t support that.”  For these reasons and others, many are deciding to upgrade  their website to a more powerful, dynamic CMS like Sitecore. However, before moving to this new platform, I’ve put together this list of five tips for migrating your site to Sitecore: 1.Include content editors in all the demos. Moving from…
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    FierceContentManagement News

  • UK committee televises, live-tweets records management evidence session

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
    In response to the loss of important files pertaining to a dramatic court case in the U.K., the Public Administration Select Committee met this week to discuss the preservation and destruction of historical records. The entire event, led by a watchdog group of MPs appointed by the House of Commons, was live-tweeted by members of PASC.
  • Spotlight: Government-records compliance deadline quickly approaching for federal agencies

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The deadline for the Presidential Directive on Managing Government Records is approaching.
  • Top Image Systems offers to buy back competitor licenses

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    ECM vendor Top Image Systems put an interesting spin on its marketing tactics with a buyback program designed to let companies switch to their product with a minimum outlay of cash. TIS will buy back its competitor's software and replace it with its own technology at no additional licensing cost to participating businesses. Companies are, however, required to purchase a "three-year commitment of existing maintenance and support."
  • IT pros, execs don't see eye-to-eye on document workflow tech

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    If you're trying to convince the boss of the importance of integrating digital, cloud and mobile strategies, you may want to listen up. According to a small but interesting survey conducted by Canon U.S.A, IT decision-makers and their executive counterparts have pretty divergent opinions when it comes to document workflow technology.  
  • The state of learning management systems

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Now that school is out for the summer in the U.S, you'd think this would be the perfect time for learning content management system, or LMS, vendors to make all kinds of announcements. Admittedly, they're few and far between, but there are some interesting nuggets if you dig around.
 
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    OnRecord | Records Management Blog

  • Metadata: a better way to help users find electronic records.

    rnepean@gmail.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Helping users find electronic records is big challenge, regardless of whether those records are stored on a shared drive, in the cloud, or in an electronic document and records management system (EDRMS). Since there are a number of different ways users can find electronic records, we thought we would compare a few of the more common methods to help you decide which one is best for your situation and needs. Metadata vs. e-folder structures and full text search Traditionally, electronic records have been stored on shared drives. To help users find the documents they are looking for, many…
  • How to manage records during a corporate move – part 2

    rnepean@gmail.com
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    In last week’s blog post we started to tackle the massive challenge of managing records during a corporate move. As we learned, there are some essential steps to take before the move begins. These include auditing the individual collections being moved, updating your records governance policies and reducing the volume of records being moved. With those measures in place, it’s time to consider how you’ll manage records during and after the move. Unfortunately, records management can’t step back at this point and leave the process entirely in the hands of the moving company. It is…
  • How to manage records during a corporate move – part 1

    rnepean@gmail.com
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Corporate moves are the kind of thing that send a shiver down the spine of most records managers. As far as RIM challenges go, corporate moves are on the scale of “seismic” events – full of major upheavals and plenty of risks. If your organization is planning a move, the only way to ensure success is to take a proven, methodical approach. In a two-part blog post we will outline the best practices you can use to minimize risk and keep records accessible before, during and after the move. Here are the key steps to take in the planning stage of the move. 1. Audit and analyze…
  • How to use color coding to maintain privacy and information security

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    In a four-part blog series, we have been exploring the many uses and benefits of color coding, including reducing operational downtime and lowering compliance risk. In our final post, we show how color coding can be used to help organizations limit unwanted access to files and preserve the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive records. In our previous post, we showed how color coding can help you maintain legal compliance through improved practices for records retention and disposition. However, on the road to compliance, these measures only take you part of the way. More is needed,…
  • Retention and disposition headaches? Add a splash of color.

    rnepean@gmail.com
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:24 pm
    In a four-part blog series, we are focusing on color coding, a records management technique that has many benefits beyond preventing misfiles. In our third post we reveal how color coding makes it easier to meet requirements for records retention and disposition – and avoids risk in the process. Meeting legal requirements for records retention and disposition is one of the most difficult challenges facing records managers today. The challenge starts with a complex and shifting set of requirements. While some retention requirements are listed explicitly in the legislation, many others are…
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    Microserve - Drupal Website Development

  • Mid-Level Drupal Developer

    rick@microserveltd.co.uk
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Due to continued growth and exciting new projects we’re looking to expand our specialist Drupal development team, with the addition of a talented and enthusiastic mid-level developer. If you’re a natural-born problem-solver with at least 2-3 years development experience, we’d love to hear from you. Ideally we’re looking for someone with Drupal experience, but we’re also keen to chat to anyone with solid LAMP background who’s keen to learn about Drupal. About Microserve We’re one of the largest dedicated Drupal development agencies in the UK, based in Bristol’s beautiful…
  • Universal Analytics and Drupal - What do you need to know?

    rick@microserveltd.co.uk
    14 May 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Universal Analytics is the latest improvement to Google Analytics and primarily aims to provide a more user-centric view so you can see how users are engaging with your website across a wide range of different devices. This post aims to cover some of the key areas such as why you should upgrade and how to upgrade. Please feel free to skip to relevant sections: Universal Vs Classic What new features can I make use of? What do I need to do to upgrade to Universal Analytics? Updating the Drupal tracking code Additional tracking code syntax changes How does this affect me and do I need to act…
  • When to use $query->fetchAll() (hint: it's optional)

    Mark Pavlitski
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Something that has come up on one of our projects recently is when to use fetchAll() or equivalents like fetchAllAssoc(). When writing a db_query() or db_select() query, you don't always need to use $query->fetchAll() or $query->fetchAllAssoc() to retrieve the result set; it's optional. Database queries in Drupal 7 are iterator objects, so you can treat them like an array and loop over the results with foreach(). If you're going to do any processing on the results, it'll be quicker and use much less memory this way. So for example, this will still work, note the lack of fetchAll():…
  • New Module: Block and Unpublish

    saemie@microserveltd.co.uk
    25 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As an agency we get to work on a wide range of projects, each with its own requirements for solutions and features. On occasion we find ourselves working on something that could work as a standalone module and solve common Drupal issues. Even with our often busy schedules we like  to stay on the lookout for these kinds of opportunities for us to contribute back to the Drupal community. So today we’re proud to announce our latest contributed module - Block and Unpublish. This module adds a new option to the Drupal user bulk-operations; the ability to block users and unpublish their content…
  • MixItUp and Drupal Views

    rob@microserveltd.co.uk
    17 Dec 2013 | 8:20 am
    Recently I had to create a View with exposed filters that refine the results by certain taxonomy terms. In the meantime, the design team came across the MixItUp JQuery library and recommended it for the View in order to improve the user experience. It turns out that combining Views with this library was relatively easy and the result was quite impressive. In this post I will briefly describe how this library works and one way you can combine it with Views. About the MixItUp plugin MixItUp is a JQuery plugin that provides animated sorting and filtering for ordered and categorised elements such…
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    CMS2CMS

  • Functions of WordPress You Probably Didn’t Know About

    Dima
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    WordPress is a perfect solution for online blogging or running a website. It includes all the tools you need to make that blog or website run successfully. However, the platform has a lot of functions that are beyond the average … Continue reading →The post Functions of WordPress You Probably Didn’t Know About appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • How to Move Your Site from TYPO3 to Drupal with no Sweat. Prezi

    Dima
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    If your are looking for a proper CMS to settle your future website on – you’ll definitely come to TYPO3 or Drupal. Being the market leaders, they provide their users with all the tools to make the online project popular. However, … Continue reading →The post How to Move Your Site from TYPO3 to Drupal with no Sweat. Prezi appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • How to Create Your Self-Hosted WordPress Website in Record Time

    Natalia Bogdanets
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Interested in getting your words out to the world? If “Yes” – then you might probably be intimidated by the thought of setting up your own website. The development of WordPress CMS has made website creating easier and cheaper than … Continue reading →The post How to Create Your Self-Hosted WordPress Website in Record Time appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Top 8 Rookie WordPress Mistakes

    Natalia Bogdanets
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes” Oscar Wilde Making mistakes is normal and quite often unavoidable. Whether it’s real life or WordPress, mistakes happen everywhere. In fact, to err is not a crime – however, not learning … Continue reading →The post Top 8 Rookie WordPress Mistakes appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Why Migrate Your DataLife Engine to WordPress?

    Natalia Bogdanets
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    In this consumer driven society, you have less than three seconds to grab a consumer’s attention before they leave your site. That’s why business owners often find themselves stuck over which platform to use for their web project. For the … Continue reading →The post Why Migrate Your DataLife Engine to WordPress? appeared first on CMS2CMS.
 
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    How to develop your office and management skills

  • Expansion of Management Knowledge

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    Management is an applied technique and a closely to many allied fields e.g. economics. Disciplines devoted to studying people, e.g. psychology, sociology and political science, have grown and generated an expansion of management knowledge.The development of management thought can, for convenience, by considered to comprise four main periods – early influence, the scientific management movement, the human relations movement, and modern influences, e.g. the revisionist movement.Early influencesAncient records in China and Greece indicate the importance of organization and administration, but…
  • Management to be a Profession ?

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:55 pm
    In recent years there has been further consideration as to whether management can be regarded as a profession. The conflicting arguments can be considered only if a profession is defined. The following main points seem relevant:There must exist a body of principles, skills and techniques and specialized knowledge;There must be formal methods of acquiring training and experience;An organization should be established which forms ethical codes for the guidance and conduct of members. If the above standards are considered, the management cannot really be a called a profession. There are no…
  • Administration being part of Management

    8 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Administration is sometimes used to refer to the activities of the higher level of the management group who determine major aims and policies. This can be called the broader use of the term which is often used in government departments. It is also used in the narrower sense, of controlling the day-to-day running of the enterprise.An administrator can also be a manager, this occurs when the administrator is concerned with implementing policy in dealings with employees to whom responsibilities have been delegated.Defines of administrationis the part of the management process concerned with the…
  • The concept of Management

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    There have been many attempts to describe the contents of the “job” of management. It has been considered to be a separate activity from the technical functions of production, marketing and finance. Various economists separated it from other factors of production (land, labour and capital). The other economists also agreed with the idea that management was a separate entity, being concerned with innovation as well as administration.In recent years, management deals with a number of variable that are dependent upon each other. These variables will surely increase as companies grow more…
  • Characteristics of an effective teamwork

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:51 pm
    An effective team has clear goals and members who are committed to achieving these goals. In order to accomplish this, members should:Enjoy open and honest communication (between members and with the leader)Participate in goal settingContribute their skills and expertiseDeal constructively with differing point of view within the teamBe able to take on the role of another team member when requiredQuality TeamworkOrganizations require quality effort from their teams. Teams can contribute much to the outcomes of the organization if they:Use everybody within the groupPay attention to data…
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